Handle With Care

by Jason Odell Williams
Hebrew written by Charlotte Cohn
Regional Premiere
Dec 8, 2022 to Jan 8, 2023

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A young Israeli woman is on holiday with her grandmother in the United States when the unexpected happens. Now, she finds herself stranded in a motel room on Christmas Eve with an oddball delivery man. Is their meeting an accident, or is it destiny generations in the making? Circumstances both hilarious and tragic culminate in a heartfelt romantic comedy about what you can find when you feel lost.

“A hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy…which exudes gobs of comic energy and insight.” - The New York Times

Performance Schedule: 

Handle With Care runs
Dec 8 through Jan 8
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00
No performance Sat, Dec 24, Sun, Dec 25, Sat, Dec 31, or Sun, Jan 1
Additional performances Wed, Dec 21 and Wed, Dec 28, at 7:30
ASL interpretation: Thursday, Dec 22
Handle With Care Post-Show Conversation Dates with Director, Illana Stein - Sat, Dec 17 and Thu, Dec 29

Rated PG Synopsis | Language

Cast: 

Ayelet - Mor Cohen*
Terrence - Aaron Kozak
Josh - Blake McNamara
Edna - Lisa Fairchild*

*Member, Actors' Equity Association       **Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director - Illana Stein
Production Stage Manager - Kaitlin Hatton
Set Design - Clare Floyd DeVries
Lighting Design - Jared Land
Costume Design - Laurie Land
Sound Design - Jorge Guerra
Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett 
Assistant Stage Manager - Madison Whitney
Technical Director - Bryan Stevenson
Associate Technical Director - Conor Clark
Master Carpenter/Scenic Artist - Allen Dean
 

About the Author: 

Jason Odell Williams is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer as well as an award-winning playwright and novelist. Hailed as a “postmodern Clifford Odets” by the L.A. Times and “this country’s newest Eugene O’Neill” by the Santa Monica Daily Press, his play Church & State was nominated for Best New Play by the Off-Broadway Alliance and L.A. Ovation Awards. Church & State was selected to be an NNPN Rolling World Premiere with productions in Los Angeles and Rochester before running for over 100 performances Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Jason’s first play Handle With Care was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, ran for over 100 performances Off-Broadway starring Carol Lawrence, has been produced over twenty times since 2011 in the U.S. and Canada, and won three Theatre Bay Area Awards including Outstanding Production. Other plays: Baltimore in Black & White (the cell theatre), Someone Else (NC Stage), The Science of Guilt (DR2), Going Offline (Fells Point Corner Theatre), The Jungle Gym (American Globe Theatre). Readings: Primary Stages, The Blank, The Lark, EST, as well as developmental readings starring Norbert Leo Butz, Matthew Lillard, and Tovah Feldshuh. Jason was a winner of the 2012 Hudson Valley Writers' Center contest and the winner of the 2011 Fixitsolife Theatre playwriting contest. He lives in New York City with wife and daughter. More at jasonodellwilliams.com